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Read more...Be a tourist in your own town can be quite fun. Esplanade is well-known to visitors for Fort Cornwallis, War Memorial, a stretch of waterfront beside the ferry terminal to Langkawi. For our little Austin, Esplanade is one of the outdoor playgrounds that he learns hanging on monkey bars, swinging...

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Read more...Since our last beach holiday in Bali, we had wanted to take Austin for a Penang beach outing. The Merdeka weekend of 3 days off in a row was perfect to explore the beaches in Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi. We departed early evening about 3:30 pm. Despite not far, merely 20 km away from where...

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Read more...If you live in Penang, Bon Odori is certainly an annual event that you can hardly missed. Nevertheless, I was not aware of the event until we arrived in George Town on the evening of 20 July. Parked along one of the small streets in heritage zone, I saw a familiar face – a friend who is an avid...

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Read more...Urban living tends to force us raising up an urban rat. Blame it on the name (Austin - the capital city of TX), where he was 'made'  or ourselves, we're getting nowhere unless introducing more of rural stuff. We're glad that this year's mid semester holidays, Austin's play school organized a...

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Read more...You might have heard of the famous East Coast Park and its wonderful biking trails in Singapore. If you're new to Penang, let me reveal that Penang has a similar one in the making. Honestly, I feel intimated going on the roads with other motorized vehicles on the island of Penang nowadays hence I...

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Read more...~A Letter To Penang Folks~

Dear Parents in Penang,

Watch out! The Big Bad Wolf is in town!!


If your children enjoy simple, classical story of The Three Little Pigs, I bet they are going to be thrilled to 'meet' The Big Bad Wolf at Penang Times Square!

  
School holidays has...

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Read more...If this question "When did we stop hugging trees?" really bugs you, perhaps it's the time to unplug and reconnect with nature. In Klang Valley, FRIM or Forest Research Institute of Malaysia is absolutely one of the best places to head to without second thought.
Green Outdoor Playground

Located...

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Read more...Vacationing with small kids can seem tricky, but there are ways to make it less stressful for everyone. If you think twice of holidaying abroad, then consider spending a day at Bukit Jalil Park. Hopping from one country to another in merely minutes, the children are going to be thrilled, running...

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Read more...Monkey Beach

Fancy a weekend outing with kids that promises  a mega dose of nature in its pristine form? More often than not, hikers are warned for the heat and humidity when it comes to jungle trekking in the tropics. For those who had explored on foot to Monkey Beach in Penang National Park...

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